Why Would You Choose Stucco Over Other Exterior Finishes?

July 22nd, 2022 in Residential Stucco
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Stucco is a housing exterior as old as time. Made from mixing sand, cement and water together, it’s a type of plaster that combines to form a strong, durable and affordable exterior finish. People all over the world have chosen stucco for their homes and properties. Here are the reasons why.

Choose stucco over other exterior finishes

  • Fire resistant
  • Seamless
  • Customizable
  • Maintenance free

Fire resistant

Last year’s heat dome is a sign that weather patterns are changing and that’s bringing unexpected heat and wildfires to our doors in BC. A big advantage to stucco applications is there are no combustible materials in its makeup. Therefore stucco is fire resistant with a fire-resistance rating of one hour. 


A stucco installation is entirely seamless so its application is essentially straightforward, quick and easy. No fussy measurements or alignments of seams or corners. This seamless look is part of stucco’s old-world charm and ageless appeal that people love in modern homes today.


Stucco offers a number of customization options including texture and colour. It can have a smooth finish, or a rough finish. Decorative pebbles, rocks or other creative embellishments can be added. You choose the colour you want, making this a one-of-a-kind option that can be added straight to the mix. Stucco can be painted too for a quick and easy change of appearance.

Maintenance free

Stucco dries rock-hard and does not need to be painted after installation. If it gets dirty, simply wipe with water. It is made to be durable and last for decades when installed correctly, however in the event that cracks or flaking appear they can be easily repaired. To keep costs at a minimum, stucco repairs should be done by a professional to ensure there are no underlying issues.

Choice Stucco supplies, installs and repairs stucco on new, existing and heritage buildings in Surrey, and all of Vancouver Lower Mainland. We are happy to answer any of your stucco questions and provide you with a free estimate! Give us a call at 604-614-7552


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